Journal

We’re excited to announce that we have been officially certified as a Living Wage Employer!Being a Living Wage Employer means that all our direct and contracted team members are paid (at least) the living wage for our region. The campaign raises awareness of the negative...

At ViRTUS, our purpose is to make a difference in the lives of others. We build respectful, empathetic, and productive leaders, who are aware of their impact on the world. We help senior teams create strategies that are inspiring, executable, and that drive real outcomes. ...

We posted a black square on June 2, 2020. There is no question that we believe in the fight against racism, yet we spent hours deciding if we should post it or not. Our hesitation was in knowing we couldn’t answer the question “what are...

The very first thing you need to know is, don’t panic: leading remote teams isn’t as difficult as you might think - here are just some things you need to keep in mind.  ViRTUS has run virtually, with remote team members spread across Canada, since September...

[caption id="attachment_4102" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Dylan McLeod on Unsplash[/caption]Leaders consistently ask me about what I feel is next for them in their professional development. The conversation usually goes like this, "Should I get a coach, do my MBA, find a mentor, join a peer...

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBhimxmhCpI[/embed]Anderson Cooper of CNN and 60 Minutes shares his journey of mindfulness in a way that demystifies the term and provides clarity around the practical approach to adding mindfulness into your journey as a leader. If you're interested in trying meditation, we recommend using the Headspace iPhone...

It was mid-December 2008, and I got a Christmas card from my dear friend, mentor, and coach, Walt Sutton. Inside the card it said, "Merry Christmas to you my friend. I know this has been a challenging year for you in your business so that’s...

One question I get asked fairly consistently is, "Is it actually possible to grow my emotional intelligence?" The short answer is yes. The longer answer requires having an idea of what the tenets of emotional intelligence are. There are several models out there that breakdown...